Comments on: Unmasking The Lone Ranger’s Leading Men: Real Life Heroes in Hammer and Depp’s Family Trees http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2013/06/26/lone-ranger-heroes-hammer-depp-family-trees/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=lone-ranger-heroes-hammer-depp-family-trees The official blog of Ancestry Fri, 06 Mar 2015 12:14:29 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.2 By: Cindy Dayhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2013/06/26/lone-ranger-heroes-hammer-depp-family-trees/#comment-145456 Cindy Day Wed, 23 Oct 2013 03:36:17 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=10741#comment-145456 Enjoyed the article perhaps because I was surprised to find that I’m also related to Cherokee Chief Kanagatucko ! Having a blast making new discoveries everyday .

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By: Jessiehttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2013/06/26/lone-ranger-heroes-hammer-depp-family-trees/#comment-106163 Jessie Fri, 12 Jul 2013 15:20:21 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=10741#comment-106163 This is interesting! I assumed that Armie Hammer was descended from philanthropist Armand Hammer, and looking at IMDB, I found this:

“Armand Douglas Hammer was born in Los Angeles, California, to Dru Ann (Mobley) and Michael Armand Hammer, a businessman. His great-grandfather, Armand Hammer, was a tycoon and philanthropist who ran the company Occidental Petroleum for many decades. Armie is of Russian Jewish, Russian, English, Scots-Irish, and remote Cherokee descent. He has one younger brother, Viktor Hammer. His father is chairman and CEO of the Armand Hammer Foundation, where his mother is a board member. His parents also serve together as board members of the Los Angeles Dream Center and Knoedler & Hammer Galleries in New York. In addition, his father is a member of the board of trustees for Oral Roberts University. His mother was a former bank loan officer and teaches Bible study in Los Angeles.”

I knew Johnny Depp was from the South, so in general, I bet he had no idea what his background was (I’m from the South, too, and do genealogy here). This is what I found in an unofficial comment from IMDB:

“Johnny’s family has lived in Kentucky for many generations, and many of his antecedents have lived in the United States, in general, since the 1600s. His ancestry includes English, as well as Irish, Scots-Irish, Scottish, Welsh, French, Dutch, Belgian (Flemish), German, and 1/2048 Powhatan. Also, in 2013, researchers for Ancestry.com established that Johnny has remote African ancestry; they traced his lineage back to Elizabeth Key, a biracial woman born c. 1630, who was the first woman of African ancestry to successfully sue to emancipate herself from slavery in the North American colonies (she emancipated her son, as well). Johnny has frequently stated that he believes that he has Cherokee, or other recent Native American, ancestry, although this ancestry has never been verified by genealogists. Asked the origin of his last name by James Lipton on Inside the Actors Studio, Depp stated, perhaps jokingly, that his name means ‘idiot’ in German.”

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By: BEEhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2013/06/26/lone-ranger-heroes-hammer-depp-family-trees/#comment-103822 BEE Mon, 01 Jul 2013 12:20:42 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=10741#comment-103822 I’m happy to see that the blog entitled “New Search Results Page On Ancestry.com” is still open and gathering comments. I hope more people add to it.
Someone added this link: : http://blog.eogn.com/eastmans_online_genealogy/2013/06/ancestrycom-to-change-old-search.html
I’m thinking those who got the “survey” are people who posted on these blogs. The only thing I like on “new search” is the division of “birth/marriage/death”.
This entry says it all for me: “The OLD search is logical and organized and gives you lists of the databases FIRST. Then you can select which database that you want to look in. New search however gives hundreds of pages of single hits, that then require you to scroll page after page after page of garbage, the OLD search organizes everything sweetly into tables. You can progressively work through the tables until you get down to the single person or groups of people that you’re looking for within a very specific time frame and record type. NEW search just piles on junk with no logical organization.”
I didn’t realize that “old search” was still there until I read all these posts – I’m happy to find it again, and will use it as long as possible!

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By: Jo Lawrencehttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2013/06/26/lone-ranger-heroes-hammer-depp-family-trees/#comment-103477 Jo Lawrence Sat, 29 Jun 2013 21:13:22 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=10741#comment-103477 The Elizabeth Key story is very interesting and one that I have seen in my searching–there are Key’s in my family and i believe she lived with either one of them or a neighbor prior to getting her freedom–I think she was a servant and not a slave, but I could be wrong about that. Anyhoo, pretty amazing considering the era and area she lived in.
Jo

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By: Jo Lawrencehttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2013/06/26/lone-ranger-heroes-hammer-depp-family-trees/#comment-103475 Jo Lawrence Sat, 29 Jun 2013 21:09:24 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=10741#comment-103475 Viz the ‘new’ search–when I click on search for a particular person, and go to ‘family trees’, then click on ‘public trees’ suddenly the font goes from pretty readable 10-11 to about a 4–i’m wearing my eyes out! Help–how can this be fixed. It never did that with the ‘old’ version.
Jo

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By: Helen Evans Wanamakerhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2013/06/26/lone-ranger-heroes-hammer-depp-family-trees/#comment-103374 Helen Evans Wanamaker Sat, 29 Jun 2013 15:30:05 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=10741#comment-103374 Hello Bee, I agree with you 100%, I also understand what Andy is talking about. Another meaning for the “technology with ancestry” is keep moving, run faster, no break today. I also have one of those senior minds and would love to learn something really well and be good at it before I have to change the way I have to do it again. I’m a generation or two behind Andy so understanding what to do next is a challenge. Good thing I love Challenges. Most of my friends don’t get involved with new technology. The relatives and friends that I invited to do editing on my family trees, are afraid they will make mistakes. I am not afraid and I really like what I’m doing on ancestry.com.

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By: BEEhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2013/06/26/lone-ranger-heroes-hammer-depp-family-trees/#comment-103320 BEE Sat, 29 Jun 2013 12:42:50 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=10741#comment-103320 Hi Andy, thank you for your response to my “rant”. I guess I’m just an “old-fashioned” girl, and hate “change” in any way.
When I go to “search”, what I see just boggles my “senior” mind, but I suppose I’ll get over it!
C’est la vie!

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By: Andy Hatchetthttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2013/06/26/lone-ranger-heroes-hammer-depp-family-trees/#comment-103229 Andy Hatchett Sat, 29 Jun 2013 06:39:04 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=10741#comment-103229 Bee,

You know I love you dearly, but what most of the 2%ers who say that fail to understand is that while OldSearch may not have appearedto be broken to those using it, it was indeed broken to those who had to program and develop it.

It was reaching the end of its development cycle and had a limited update ability that prevented it from taking advantage of new technologies that were developing.

It wasn’t that Ancestry wanted to replace OldSearch- they saw that if they were to continue to have an up to date search engine able to handle these new technologies that OldSearch would have to be replaced.

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By: BEEhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2013/06/26/lone-ranger-heroes-hammer-depp-family-trees/#comment-103137 BEE Fri, 28 Jun 2013 23:47:25 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=10741#comment-103137 Well, always hate to go “off topic”, but I don’t think anyone is reading the blog on the subject where I just posted this and a previous comment on the subject:
Email “Upcoming changes to the search experience on Ancestry.com” with a survey arrived 2:08pm Thursday June 27 asking for “input” – Friday, it’s a done deal??
Didn’t like “New Search” when it started, don’t like it any better now.
Well, I might as well add my first reaction: TWO PERCENT USE “OLD SEARCH”?? AND YOU ARE ASKING FOR MY INPUT? MY INPUT IS, I FIND NOTHING GOOD WITH NEW SEARCH, SO I HAVE NO IDEA HOW IN THE WORLD YOU PLAN TO USE “BEST FEATURES” OF BOTH OLD AND NEW!
I HATE “SURVEYS”, AND NEVER REALLY KNOW HOW TO ANSWER, EXCEPT TO SAY I LIKE EVERYTHING ABOUT “OLD SEARCH”, AND DON’T DISLIKE ANYTHING, BUT I DON’T THINK ANYONE IS GOING TO LISTEN TO ME.
WE “TWO PERCENTERS” HAVE BEEN SAYING FOR YEARS – “IF IT AIN’T BROKE, DON’T FIX IT!”

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By: LaRanda PARVINhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2013/06/26/lone-ranger-heroes-hammer-depp-family-trees/#comment-103049 LaRanda PARVIN Fri, 28 Jun 2013 17:38:22 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=10741#comment-103049 could I getsome help from one of my family members about our Indian heritage, I’m hoping that there is someone to help me with finding out allot about family.please if you know anything I would really appreciate any information.Thank you.

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